Honoring 50 years Vespucci Institute Porto joins Palinuro training ship

GALLIPOLI – In the year of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new significant event will crown the celebrations for the school autonomy of the Lycée “Vespucci” in Gallipoli with the visit, and parking, of the GALLIPOLI Palinuro ship of the Navy in the harbor of the beautiful city.

It was February 21, 1972, when the Technical Institute was named after the navigator Amerigo Vespucci autonomously and there have been several celebratory events in recent months of community and school management of the Gallipoli Institute, led by Paola Apollonio, including this one. Visit of the training ship, which will be cooking from tomorrow until the 26th of July in the harbor area.

The Marine General Staff has in fact accepted the invitation sent by the school management, so that the training ship could make a planned stop in Gallipoli during the week of 21 to 26 July, as part of the navigation and Training campaign in progress.

All this also with the fact that the current commander of Nave Palinuro, the frigate captain of the General Staff, Francesco Rima, is a former graduate of the Vespucci Institute in 1998. from activities of acclimatization on board, seafaring instruction, vocational training and cultural growth in favor of the students of the first course “Francesco Morosini” and of the pilots of the 2nd class normal courses Marshals of Mariscuola Taranto.

“We are proudly celebrating an important anniversary with this new event for an institution that is rooted in the territory, but capable of encouraging its students to cross every border,” the executive commented. Paola Apollonio on behalf of the entire school community, “from 1972 to 2022 there will be fifty full years, full of activities, that have seen this institute grow and become a point of reference for the Salento area and beyond. Emotions like these” close the manager off. ” , can only be achieved with teamwork.A ship sails safely across the sea only if it is a collaborating team.And the greatest reward at the end of any business is the coverage with its travel companions.

Already last February, the Technical-Nautical Institute hosted another celebratory initiative, including Gianfranco Bacchi, 122nd Commander of the other suggestive naval training ship, Amerigo Vespucci.

The initiative, which also benefits from the period associated with the Santa Cristina Patronage Festival, was well received by Mayor Stefano Minerva and uses the collaboration of Gallipoli Mayor’s office and representatives of the organizing committee of which they are part, in addition to the institute and the municipality , including the Circolo della Vela, the Italian Naval League and some anmi sections of the territory.

Vespucci Delegation-2

Meanwhile this morning, the student delegation and school management arrived at Taranto’s military base to board the Palinuro ship and sail to Gallipoli Bay tomorrow.

The program includes several initiatives that take place on board and on the shore, with the participation of authorities, school groups, nautical associations and associations, the delivery of diplomas and the possibility of guided tours for the public (tomorrow from 15 to 17 , Friday) from 10 to 12.30 and from 15 to 16.45; Saturdays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm: Sundays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 4.15 pm to 7.30 pm; Monday from 10 to 12.30 and from 18 to 20 and Tuesday from 13 to 20 and finally. .


The Characteristics of Nave Palinuro

The Palinuro is a “beautiful ship”. The term indicates that the ship is armed with three masts, of which the forward, called the foremast, is armed with square sails, while the main and miss mast are armed with cutting sails (mainsail, pillars and forestay sails). To this mast is added the arch, a fourth mast projecting almost horizontally from the front end, also armed with cutting jibs.

The total sail area is about one thousand square meters, spread over fifteen sails. The height of the trees above sea level is 35 meters for the front mast, 34.5 meters for the main mast and 30 meters for the moose mast.

The hull, like the masts, is made of stainless steel and is divided into three decks. Below the main deck (known as the main deck) are the living quarters of the crew and students, while above are the superstructures of the Forward Castle and the rear quarter deck. On the deck, in the extreme rear, there is the top station, while inside are the quarters and living quarters of the officers and non-commissioned officers, the kitchens and stoves.

Nave Palinuro performs two main tasks: to provide the necessary support for the training of non-commissioned officers and to contribute to the projection of the image of the Navy.

The first goal is achieved during the annual education campaigns, when on board the ship, next to the crew, the students of the non-commissioned officer school of Taranto (Mariscuola Taranto) go up. On this occasion, the Marshal students have a few weeks of navigation, for many of them this is their first internship experience while undergoing an intensive training program in the marine sector, security, navigation behavior and ethics.

The naval promotion and image projection contribution manifests itself mainly during arrests in national and foreign ports, during which the ship demonstrates to the population and local authorities the oldest traditions of the Italian navy. Nave Palinuro’s motto is “Faventibus Ventis”: In favor of the wind. His home port is La Maddalena.


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